G Chat July 2, 2020


                  ONLINE Worship (only) this Sunday, July 5 and
                  NEW Location for Outdoor Worship on July 12

Following Church Council approval for the Guidelines for worship and gatherings, I received notice from Jimmy Parham, Trustee chair, regarding use of the upper field and concern for potential damage to the septic system drain field for the Child Care Center.  

In light of this concern, for the time being, we will begin to host Drive-In worship in the Worship Center parking lot on July 12.  We need a bit of time to prepare, make adjustments and move equipment to the Worship Center. Therefore, this week, we will offer (only) online worship this Sunday, July 5.

We plan to start Drive-In Worship  on JULY 12 at 9 am.  Look for more details next week! Rain plan still remains in place, weekly videos will be posted for those unable to gather in person.  Health guidelines will remain the same and ask you arrive with your waiver prepared for easy entry.  

Our worship, music and hospitality teams have been exceptionally flexible in making these adjustments.   I also thank you for your patience and support as we find our way towards best, safest gatherings, doing no harm – even to septic tanks when we worship!
Love and grace,
Pastor Lisa

Worship Information:  Online this Sunday, July 5th 

NEW SERMON SERIES “Hot Time in the Summertime” 
Begins this week!

 Scripture – Genesis 22:1-14.    Sermon – “An Offering”

Some of the most intriguing stories in the Bible have to do with fire.  Fire and the presence of God make for lasting impressions in both the Old and New Testament.  We will look at some of the most intriguing stories where fire and God combine for a truly unexpected result.
It’s going to be HOT in Newnan on Sunday Mornings, and I don’t mean the weather!  Dynamic stories of God are waiting for us to discover.​  Join us for this series beginning Sundays, July 5th through July 9th.


Sunday, July 5th – Online Worship Only
Tuesday, July 7th – 5:00 PM – teams for Worship, Hospitality and others will have a “dry run” for               Outdoor Worship – location outside at CCCC Portico
Sunday, July 12th – 9:00 AM – Parking Lot “drive in” Outdoor Worship – arrive early 8:30 for parking
Thursday, July 16th – 6:30 PM – Finance Committee Meeting – Fellowship Hall

Our guidelines from Church Council recommend meeting outside.  Please reserve the Pavilion, wear masks and practice social distancing until we advise of a change. As we return to gatherings and meetings please remember to contact Brenda in the office to clear use of the pavilion and assure your use is placed on the office calendar and on-line calendar. 



We have been opening our church food pantry on Monday mornings for people in our community who are in need of help.  Since we have not had any response, we will no longer be opening on Mondays.  However, if anyone knows someone who would like to receive food from our pantry, please have them contact Sherba Peek (404-395-3729) or Betsy Bagley (770-301-2577). We will be happy to meet them and help provide food for them. 


Revised projected budgeted expenses for April, May and June – $18,571.14 

Total April funds deposited to General Funds – $19,082.30

Total May funds deposited to General Funds –  $20,747.30

As of June 30th funds deposited to General Funds – $23,726.29

Praising God for your faithfulness and the ministry that is ongoing in the name of Jesus Christ through Cokes Chapel.  Because He gave, we give with thankfulness, joy and delight as a reflection of our love and worship. 



Please remember to re-lock all doors that you unlock.  This is God’s home, please treat it as your own.  

Reminder:  Cokes Chapel Childcare is now using the Worship Center for classrooms to accommodate our social distance requirements.
Due to our Child Safety Policy, until further notice, Monday-Friday, no entry allowed through the worship center doors between 6:00 am and 6:30 pm.  No exceptions.  Should you need to access the Worship Center, please check in through the CCCC office to gain entry.  



Cokes Chapel Prayer Team is praying for all of you. Your requests, concerns, and praises are important to us. Please let us know if you need anything or have a special prayer request. I am available and happy to pray with you by telephone or just be a listening ear. Please join us in daily praying for God to heal our world. Claim it in the powerful name of Jesus Christ and give thanks to God for all things. Contact Debbie at DebbieCarter30263@charter.net or 678-233-4980.  


Van Askew
Mike Kimball
Betty, sister of Carole Smith
Dylan, grandson of Carole & Larry Smith
Mitchell Flynn, Sr., father of Mickey Flynn
Carolyn Huckaby
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard


Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Cera Carter
Mick Moore
Jake Thomas, brother-in-law of Lorraine
Pastor Wayne Ellis & Family and
   Robin’s recovery
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)SYMPATHYSympathy to Mama Earle, (Billy’s mother) and the family on the loss of her brother.

Sympathy to the McCarthy family on the passing of Jim’s mother, Joyce.


Prayers for one another and our country for comfort, peace, freedom from anxiety, depression and fear. May God surround us and protect us during this difficult time.

Show our Shut-ins some Love!  A note from you would brighten their day and make a difference.  You don’t even have to “know” them, just sign the card, “your Coke’s Chapel Family”.
Consider sending one card each week to rotate through the list, and let the Cokes Chapel love shine out!
Marie Allen 355 Millard Farmers Industrial Blvd. Apt. 212 Newnan, GA 30263
Jerry Freeman 28 Sweetwater Place, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-1882
Jerry & Del Lenox 45 Soliel Ct. Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2307
Mick Moore 4661 Highway 34E, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509
Merlene Smith 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.c/o Benton House Newnan, GA. 30263
Claudette Schunk 519 Perkins Rd. Apt. 222 Palmetto, GA. 30268-2365
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren 14 Hampshire Ln   Newnan, GA 30265-6058

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